Supporting our industry: announcing the Hospitality Education Grant

With on-premise venues being forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sommeliers Australia is pleased to announce its support of the hard-hit hospitality industry through the development of the Hospitality Education Grant. The Hospitality Education Grant aims to help keep morale high by giving hospitality professionals the opportunity to increase their wine … Continued

UPDATE – 2021 New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship

16 April – UPDATE Due to the global impact of COVID-19 and the implications for the international on-premise community, the New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship has been postponed this year. This is very much a postponement, not a cancellation, and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of international “Sommiteers” to New Zealand as … Continued

Announcing 2019 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship

Applications open until 5pm, Friday 12 July   Held every three years, the Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship is scheduled to take place on 12-14 August this year. This 3-day education programme is offered to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. Twelve selected … Continued

Announcing 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship

– APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN –   New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia are excited to announce that applications for the 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship are now open for Australian applicants, with the addition of a new ‘One to Watch’ category created for emerging talent in the industry.   First launched in association with Sommeliers Australia … Continued

Pontifex Scholarship

Offered in Australia biennially The scholarship – established in 1998 to celebrate the life of young Australian Daniel Pontifex, who was killed in a car accident while working at Kensington Place Restaurant in London – contributes funds towards the cost of flights, travel insurance, accommodation and expenses for the successful candidate. Further information will be … Continued

“Sommit” New Zealand Scholarship

Open to working members of Sommeliers Australia, a select number of scholarships will be awarded for 2018 and include international and domestic flights, accommodation, meals, transfers, event registration and all event inclusions. Candidates are expected to have a strong passion for the wine industry, have a thirst for knowledge of New Zealand wine. A selection … Continued

Education Scholarship

Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship The Sommeliers Australia Tasting Education Scholarship will again be held this year. Only offered every three years, this 3-day education programme is offered to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. A select few Scholars will have the incredible … Continued